Billboard is reporting that Michael Barber’s second installment of his movie based hip hop series, Motion Picture Mayhem, sold 8,800 copies in it’s first week on Itunes. This is according to Billboard and Hits Daily Double.
The numbers are likely down because the project was originally attended for a free download and released last year on 155 web sites. The album was released after Michael signed to Universal Records, but it had zero if any marketing behind it.
Michael’s debut on Universal Records, “Shotguns and Canned Goods,” is due out this year.
Michael was an engineer/producer for rapper Nas on his “Street Disciple” album, and has worked with rappers from the Wu Tang Clan, Akon, and Nappy Roots.